UOC hierarch: Under Zelensky, anti-church vector of politics doesn’t change
Although the tension of the situation subsided, the government's policy towards the Church under Zelensky did not change, said Archbishop Feodosy.
Under Zelensky, the intensity of anti-church sentiments of the authorities subsided, but the degree of tension can rise at any moment because the vector of the anti-UOC policy against has not changed, Archbishop Feodosy (Snigirev) of Cherkasy and Kaniv said on the air of the “Pershy Nezalezhny” channel.
“The political vector has not changed,” the hierarch replied to a journalist's question about the change in attitudes towards the Church after the change of power in Ukraine. “The intensity of the situation subsided. But the degree of tension at any time can be heated to a white state, this is obvious. And the vector has not changed at all."
Vladyka Feodosy illustrated his thesis with specific facts.
“Anti-church laws have not been cancelled,” he stressed. “Anti-church propaganda specifically against the UOC in society continues through a number of certain media outlets. An image of an enemy is being created from a believer of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, although every believer in our Church is an equal citizen of Ukraine with his/her rights not only to freely profess their faith but also civil rights.
As reported, Zelensky said that people were brought to the Cross Procession on July 27 and nothing was organized.